Classroom Management

The Buzz On Cicadas: Cross-Curricular Activities

By Phil Nast April 22, 2013 10:13 am

In his memoir Naturalist, E.O. Wilson describes how he decided to become an ant expert. He was originally drawn to flies, a particular family of long-legged green and blue flies that appeared, he thought, “like animated gemstones,” but the …

Education policy

A Chardon High School Teacher’s Reflections on School Safety, One Year Later

By Tammy Segulin February 27, 2013 9:39 am

We always say, “We never thought it would happen here.” Columbine. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. When this kind of violence came to my community, and my school, we all said the same thing. How could anyone ever think something like …


Education technology

Should Students Be Allowed Access to iPads and Computers During Standardized Tests?

By Daniel Cox April 19, 2013 10:49 am

As teachers in the 21st century, we are expected by our schools, districts, states, and even country to utilize technology within the classroom.  We use the Internet, smart boards, video projectors, computers, iPads, iPods, and a myriad of other forms …


Lily's Blackboard

The Rights of Children to be Children: Malala and Kailash Satyarthi (I met him!)

By Lily Eskelsen October 20, 2014 11:01 am

Malala Yousafszai  was pulled out of chemistry class at her high school in Birmingham, England last week and told she had just won the Nobel Peace Prize. She was thrilled, humbled, grateful — and then excused herself to return …


5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: Four Of Five NY Superintendents Support Common Core

NYS supes assoc survey finds 80%+ support for Common Core in E and Math among district admins - NYDN  @via @rpondiscio #California Rivals Clash on Vision for K-12 Leadership via  @educationweek @StateEdWatch (see also Teachers' …
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This Week In Education

Directionally Challenged Students

Ms. Beck discovered a great way to help directionally challenged students learn the four main directions and improve their map reading skills.…
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NEA’s Works4Me Tips

Digital Charts

Do some of your students need more time to copy charts from the board? Ms. Sergi has a picture perfect solution to this cumbersome chart copying dilemma.…
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NEA’s Works4Me Tips

Differentiated Spelling Program

Ms. Solano suggests a contract negotiation with students to set an individualized spelling program that can be used to script quizzes, tests and homework assignments.…
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NEA’s Works4Me Tips

ELLs and the Common Core: An Inside Look

By Diane Staehr Fenner, President, DSF Consulting, LLC and former teacher and assessor of English Language Learners in Fairfax County Public Schools, VA As you prepare for a new school year, I’d like to share with you a rich multimedia …
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PhotoMath Could Change the Way We Think About Teaching Math

PhotoMath… is a new iPhone and Windows phone app that will provide users with the solution to math problems. PhotoMath users can take a picture of a math problem in a book and have the problem completed for them. The
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